Hancock County, ME

Police recover items in more than a dozen Maine burglaries, make arrests

ELLSWORTH, Maine (WMTW) — Police say they have recovered items linked to 15 burglary cases in Hancock, Penobscot and Waldo counties, following an 8-month investigation. On Monday, Ellsworth Police, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and Maine State Police searched a home on Patterson Hill Road in Belfast. During that search, they recovered about $200,000 worth of stolen items, including power tools, utility trailers, snowmobiles, snowplows, tires and a vehicle, as well as drugs and about $3,000 in suspected drug money.
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Hancock County Sherriff’s log week of August 4

ELLSWORTH — A 2020 International Ryder truck rolled onto its side July 27 after its driver attempted to turn off Coastal Road in Brooksville into a business parking lot. Paul Ryerson, 32, of Dexter was traveling east at about 1:30 p.m. when he cut the corner too close while turning right, causing a rear wheel to go into the ditch, police said.
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Educators seek support due to ‘venomous’ public discourse

ELLSWORTH — The School Board held a special workshop on Wednesday, July 27, to hear from educators who feel as though they have been under siege and to decide on the best course of action going forward. Amy Boles, director of the Hancock County Technical Center, opened the meeting...

Maine Seacoast Mission director to step down

NORTHEAST HARBOR — The Maine Seacoast Mission’s Downeast Director Dr. Melvin D. Adams III will leave his position on Aug. 5 to pursue the role of Dean of Student Life at Maine College of Art & Design in Portland. Adams joined the Mission team in late 2020 and...

Belfast men arrested in connection with burglaries in six counties, including cases in Belfast, Searsport

ELLSWORTH —Ellsworth Police arrested two Belfast men in connection with 16 burglaries that reportedly occurred in the last year, according to a news release. Ellsworth Police said that following an eight-month joint investigation into burglaries occurring in Hancock County, they, along with help from the Hancock County Sheriff Office and Maine State Police, searched the residence of Anthony Knight, on Patterson Hill Road in Belfast.

Island police log for week of Aug. 4

Following a traffic stop in Hall Quarry on Sunday, an investigation was conducted in relation to a prior incident. Dusten Phippen, 32, of Tremont, a passenger in the stopped vehicle, fled on foot. Multiple officers set up a perimeter in the area and a Hancock County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit was called in for a track. The driver, Kayla Blanchard, 31, of Ellsworth, was arrested on a charge of hindering apprehension. Southwest Harbor Police Department also assisted. A successful K-9 track resulted in Phippen being found in the woods across the road. He was arrested on three criminal arrest warrants and additionally charged with three counts of violating conditions of release, refusal to submit to arrest or detention, and failure to provide correct name, date of birth and address. Phippen and Blanchard were taken to Hancock County Jail.

2 arrested in burglaries across 3 counties

Ellsworth- Two people have been arrested in connection with burglaries across three different counties. After an 8 month investigation officers from the Ellsworth Police Department, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the State Police searched the home of Anthony Knights, 56, of Belfast on August 1. Inside the Patterson...

DCP collects school supplies for area students

ELLSWORTH — Send local students back to school with the supplies they need. Downeast Community Partners (DCP) is collecting backpacks filled with school supplies at its office at 248 Bucksport Road in Ellsworth. The backpacks will be distributed to students throughout Hancock and Washington counties as they prepare for the upcoming school year.

Police Find $200K Worth Of Stolen Items, Drugs In Belfast Home

The Hancock County Sheriff's Department says items linked to at least 15 active burglary cases in three different counties were seized from a home in Belfast this week, as part of an ongoing investigation. According to a press release issued Wednesday, a joint investigation into the matter involving members of...

Two Belfast men arrested after searches turn up $200,000 worth of suspected stolen property

BANGOR, Maine — Approximately $200,000 in suspected stolen property was found at a Belfast residence on Monday. The eight-month investigation was conducted by the Hancock County Sheriff's Office, the Ellsworth Police Department, and the Maine State Police following a series of more than a dozen burglaries in Hancock County, according to a news release issued Wednesday by the Ellsworth Police Department.
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$200,000 in stolen property recovered

ELLSWORTH — Police have recovered approximately $200,000 in stolen property and charged two Belfast men with theft after an eight-month, multidepartment investigation into a spate of burglaries. On Monday, Aug. 1, the Ellsworth Police Department, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine State Police conducted a search warrant at...
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Dems nominate two House candidates

ELLSWORTH — Two Hancock County Democratic candidates for state House seats have withdrawn and two others have been nominated in their place. Rev. J. Mark Worth has won the Democratic nomination for Maine House District 13, which includes Ellsworth, Fletchers Landing and Waltham. He will face Republican John Linnehan of Ellsworth in the general election Nov. 8. Barbara Reeve of Ellsworth, the Democratic candidate on the primary ballot in June, withdrew July 8.
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Hancock Women’s Club hosts annual chicken BBQ

HANCOCK — July 30 marked the 33rd year of the annual chicken barbecue hosted by the Hancock Woman’s Club at the Hancock Community Center. Club members and several of their husbands offered half- and quarter-chicken meals, complete with sides and drinks. This event is to raise funds for a college scholarship that is organized by the club for Hancock County high school students, and also helps run some children’s programs.